Hey friends - this weeks episode brings us the completely wonderful Tony Walsh, one of my favourite poets in the country and another guest who I feel like I could talk to for hours. We geek out over the nerdiness of rhyme and how it can be used for the serious as well as the frivolous, we both try and capture the movement of music in poems. I share part of Dave's 'Black' from his Brit awards performance and Tony shares Sophie Hannah's 'Your dad did what?' before finishing on a beautiful new poem capturing the varied experiences of lockdown people have been having.
Recorded at a time where there are huge #BLM protests in both the UK and the US, I feel slightly clunky/raw around my something borrowed but don't want my own awkwardness to get in the way of a conversation that needs to be had, so have left as recorded.
You can see Dave's Brit award Performance Here
You can hear Sophie Hannah reading her poem Here
You can follow Tony Here and buy his book from his website Here
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Look after yourselves and each other x